Plant Care Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick

About Devil's Walking Stick

Aaralia spinosa is a large, upright, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to 10-15’ tall. It is commonly found in wood margins, fields, pastures, forest or natural area at the edge of woods or along streams in moist woods. Devil's walking stick has heavy flower & fruit sets, producing clusters of round, fleshy black drupes.


Aralia spinosa

Also known as

Hercules'-club, angelicatree, devil's walking-stick, devil's walkingstick, devils walkingstick and prickly-ash

How to care for Devil's Walking Stick


How often to water your Devil's Walking Stick

Water needs for Devil's Walking Stick
0.5 cups
every 9

Devil's Walking Stick needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Devil's Walking Stick in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil's Walking Stick: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil's Walking Stick love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Devil's Walking Stick does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Devil's Walking Stick

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil's Walking Stick: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Devil's Walking Stick after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Devil's Walking Stick is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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